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Poster: stratocaster Date: Aug 13, 2012 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pussy Riot's Verdict

not defeatist...realist...

maybe the jail time will give them opportunity to work on their harmonies

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 13, 2012 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pussy Riot's Verdict

Even the Soviets who murdered almost all the religious and destroyed almost all Orthodox monasteries, churches and cathedrals didn't touch the Cathedral of Christ the Savior (they just turned it into a museum of religious oppression).
The Cathedral has deep significance. If you see your country sliding back to the bad old days, and you have no access to any media (all state controlled again) outside of underground press with little reach, what do you do? Now those women didn't have jackhammers, they did a little dance. It's realistic to expect them to do years of jail time when it's about free speech not art? Now, I have some not so nice (but realistic) words running through my head, so I'll let the vids do the talking.

Graphic Content

http://tinyurl.com/44cze65

This one reminds me of the fake Jewish village the Nazi's filmed for propaganda. I wonder who produced this?

http://tinyurl.com/98uc3ay

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Aug 13, 2012 12:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pussy Riot's Verdict

Wow, reading posts like yours, I'm reminded of that familiar refrain: "Hope I die before I get old"

Obviously it's too late for you.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Aug 13, 2012 4:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pussy Riot's Verdict

everything both of you say is correct, however I am very cynical of the human race, plus I'm an asshole, an asshole with a heart...I understand the romantic notion of how everyone on the planet deserves to live free of tyranny, etc. if a trio of beetheads want to make a statement about essentially getting rid of Putin, then fine, the world will now see how Russia handles this, what we in the US take for granted, is a very different world overseas...the consequences will be severe, they need to call in the heavy artillery, I.e.Bono...maybe he has a pair of super shades he can give to Putin to make him see the light...

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Aug 13, 2012 6:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pussy Riot's Verdict

I hear you. I think/hope they understood what they were getting into. Everyone knows that the Russian state doesn't fuck around. On the other hand, this little "stunt" has gotten TONS more press coverage and international attention than similar attacks on Russian human rights groups and dissidents. Perhaps they're on to something.